L to R: Lt. Col. Ken Howes, Col. Chris Knight,
Major Leroy Smith, and Lt. Col. Rick Gregory.
Last week, Major Leroy Smith graduated from the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute's 39th Chief Executive Seminar in Tallahassee. The Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute, established within the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and affiliated with the State University System, was established in 1990 by the Florida Legislature to fulfill the need for innovative and multifaceted methods of educating and training our state's criminal justice professionals. Since the Executive Institute began 16 years ago, 853 individuals representing agencies throughout the criminal justice community have completed leadership programs offered by the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute.
Major Smith and FDLE Commissioner Guy Tunnell
The goal of this important Chief Executive Seminar is to prepare select members of Florida's criminal justice leadership for the new demands and challenges of our state's criminal justice needs. Major Smith and his fellow classmates studied current trends in law enforcement and gained knowledge on the leadership skills that are crucial to meet the challenges Florida will face now and in the future.